Criminal Law

If you require help with a criminal law problem, and you do not have a current criminal Legal Aid certificate, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) may be able to help you.

The LAO website at gives information on their services. You can also contact LAO’s Client Service Centre toll free at: 1-800-668-8258 and press 0. No coins are required from a payphone and LAO accepts collect calls. This service is offered in 120 languages. Please note that you must also be financially eligible to qualify for LAO services

The Steps to Justice website offers step-by-step information about criminal law and other common legal problems.